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How is Dementia Prevented?
Researchers have yet to discover a surefire way to know who will develop dementia, and there is no known way to prevent the onset of the disorder. Some research has suggested, however, that taking steps to boost your brain health throughout your life may help your body to hold off some forms of dementia. To have the best chance of keeping your brain healthy, follow these best practices:
- Get as much mental exercise as possible. It’s possible that reading, doing puzzles, playing games, and engaging in activities that keep your mind active can help to delay the onset of dementia or decrease the severity of symptoms. Social activity likely helps, as well.
- Get physical exercise, too. Physical activity keeps your body strong, and a strong body is more able to support good brain health.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking, especially late in life, has been linked in some studies to an increased risk of developing dementia.
- Pay attention to your heart health. Disorders such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure are hard on your body’s cardiovascular system, and poor cardiovascular health can lead to neurological problems such as dementia. Treating these problems may lower your risk of developing dementia.
- Focus on good nutrition. A diet that includes enough fruits, vegetables, whole grains, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D may also help prevent dementia.
- Get plenty of sleep. Poor sleep habits and sleep apnea have been implicated in the development of many long-term health problems, including dementia.
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